December 9, 2016
China Show Cancelled for December 16th
We have decided not to have a China Show on Friday, December 16.
The class is doing good work, but as a group they are not
particularly interested in singing the songs, working with their facts or lines.
There’s a lot going on this time of year and first grade don’t need extra stress.
I apologize for planning so early, but for first graders they are better sticking with
their routine. Its very clear to me that I need to follow the kids needs.
With this letter you will find you child First Trimester Report Card
Reading In readers workshop we worked on noticing interesting vocabulary in Nonfiction. We looked at word in BOLD print. We worked on reading the whole sentence and using context to figure out a word. While reading we collected new words on a book mark and share them with the group.
In math we worked with doubles fact, measuring and number sentences.
In writing we learned some tricks for making our writing longer. We read page of our book to others and they listened and shared one thing the writer could add.
We learn about comparisons. We learned about using size, shape and color to add detail and more. Next we are going to do some writing using writing using the i-pads.
This week we read Fortune Cookies by Grace Lin, The Story of Ping, Look What Comes From China, National Geographic – Giant Panda and The Doubling Pot.
We made dragons. We had a STEAM activity building structures with clothes pins and tongue depressors. We made Panda Bears and Panda habitats.
A favorite game this week was Little Elf.
Have a good weekend,
Mrs. O. and Ms. Sailor